Devotionals about Joy


God Delights in Us

Read: Zephaniah 3:9-20 The LORD your God . . . will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing. (v. 17) Our


Creation Sings God’s Praise

Read: Psalm 19:1-14 The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. (v. 1) C. S. Lewis called Psalm 19 “the greatest poem in the Psalter


God Delights in Creation

Read: Genesis 1:14-31 And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. (v. 31) My grandma made the best egg noodles. Once, when I made them


What Is Delight?

Read: Ephesians 3:7-21 That you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth.


Leaving the Stable

Read: Luke 2:15-21 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them. (v. 20) The shepherds hurried to Bethlehem,


Read the Christmas Story

Read: Galatians 4:1-7 But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law. (v. 4) There is a thought-provoking verse in


Give Christmas Presence

Read: Isaiah 9:6-7 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given. (v. 6) In 1615, Anthony van Dyck finished painting Adoration of the Shepherds. One version


Name Your Fears

Read: Luke 2:1-14 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? (Ps.


Watch the Sunrise

Read: John 1:1-14 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. (v. 5) It’s the largest object in our solar system, a mind-bogglingly enormous sphere of